Global Roadway Maintenance was the big winner at the Greater Westside Board of Trade’s Key Business Awards.
Global, which provides snow-clearing services for companies and governments, picked up the business of the year and large business of the year trophies.
Global, which has a West Kelowna office as well as operations throughout Western Canada, Yukon and Northwest Territories, has also grown from its roots to provide sanding, street flushing, dust control, road stabilization, material hauling, waste management, exterior facility management, landscaping and property management.
The board of trade launched a new category this year to hand out the Geoffrey Paynter citizen of the year award, named after the West Kelowna resident, farmer and businessman who recently passed away.
The award was given to Paynter posthumously. His wife, Marci, and family and friends were at the ceremony to pick up the award.
The board of trade handed out nine other awards at ceremonies over the weekend at 19 Okanagan Grill at Two Eagles Golf Course.
— Platinum service provider: Fifth Avenue Auto.
— New business of the year: Stickle & Strawn Optometry.
— Small business of the year: Manchester Signs.
— Tourism and hospitality business of the year: Distinctly Kelowna Tours.
— Green business of the year: L’Oven Farm Fresh Food.
— Young entrepreneur of the year: professional forager Scott Moran.
— Aboriginal business of the year: Sncewips Heritage Museum.
— Community and public service award: Westside Health Network.
— Performing arts award: Mount Boucherie high school band teacher Craig Thomson.